Tackling COVID-19 emergency

On 30 January, the World Health Organisation declared the Corona Virus outbreak a Public Health Emergency of International Concern while, on 11 March, it characterized COVID-19 as a pandemic. Worldwide countries started to declare state of emergency and approved first set of emergency measures and support operations.

The EU and its member states, for instance, are working together to reinforce national healthcare systems and contain the spread of the COVID-19 virus. They are also taking action to mitigate the socio-economic impact of COVID-19. At the same time, the EU Commission announced immediate support of up to €38 million for the Western Balkans to tackle the health emergency and the reallocation of €374 million from the Instrument for Pre-Accession Assistance

This page intends to give you an overview of the common response to the COVID-19 outbreak.



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  • Science|Business ‘Coronavirus R&D Gateway’

    The online hub is a one-stop-shop for a number of tools and information sources supporting the ongoing efforts to defeat the COVID-19 pandemic.

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